HOMESTEAD, FL — South Florida’s Congressional Representative Frederica Wilson wants Americans to be prosecuted for making fun of Congress online. The First Amendment states:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
But just this past week, Ms. Wilson expressed her wish to have anyone prosecuted for exercising their freedom of speech.
“We’re gonna shut them down and work with whoever it is to shut them down, and they should be prosecuted,” she added. “You cannot intimidate members of Congress, frighten members of Congress. It is against the law, and it’s a shame in this United States of America.”
This might be no more than a mockery-provoking incident, if Ms. Wilson were alone in this type of anti-constitutional sentiment; but such a sentiment in the hallowed halls of the nation’s Capitol has become too commonplace.
In the United States Senate, for example, on April 5, 2017, all 100 senators voted to pass Senate Resolution 118, ostensibly an anti-hate speech resolution, but clearly much more than that.
The text of that resolution, which was prepared by Emgage, a Muslim Brotherhood affiliate, for the bill’s sponsor, now presidential candidate Kamala Harris, clearly classifies as criminal anyone displaying any form of bias against Islam.
Remember that all of the 100 senators passed the resolution. All of them, therefore, agreed that any American who displays any form of bias against Islam is a criminal. The specific language of their unanimous resolution also encourages federal and local law enforcement to investigate and bring charges against anyone engaged in displaying any form of bias against Islam.
It is worth emphasizing that the basis of Islam is Sharia, a body of law that is the antithesis of American law, diametrically opposed to the Constitution in many ways. The Senate, however, defined Americans as criminals who are opposed to Sharia, preferring instead American laws, norms, and civilization.
The United States Senate is composed of 100 senators, all of who were required to take the oath of office, which states that they will support and defend the Constitution. But by passing Senate Resolution 118, which neatly resembles a Sharia anti-blasphemy law, the senators have provided evidence of their failure to keep the oath of office. This failure, by the way, is defined by Federal Code as a federal crime, when committed by federal officials, such as United States Senators.
The resolution also displays the Senate’s disdain for the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as well as for the moral sense of Americans who prefer American laws and norms to the barbarity displayed by Sharia. The Senate seems to find its own moral sense to be superior to that of the people of America.
But if that were not enough to demonstrate that American government continues to oppose American laws, rights, freedoms, and norms, the House of Representatives, of which Frederica Wilson is a member, has its own version of Senate Resolution 118, designated House Resolution 257 (in the 115th Congress, 2017/2018), which has as yet not been passed, but which remains under consideration by the House.
Anyone who honors American law, rights, freedoms, and norms should not require too much time in order to consider such anticonstitutional resolutions, arriving easily at the conclusion that they warrant not mockery but explicit condemnation. But not the United States Senate. Not the House of Representatives. And not the Miami City Commission, who not long ago passed a similarly anti-constitutional resolution, which was lauded by Muslim Brotherhood affiliate CAIR FLORIDA (of the Council on American Islamic Relations).
It is plain to see that Representative Wilson’s disdain for the First Amendment, for individual rights, for freedom, and for the norms of American society, is not an isolated case within American government. It is the kind of disdain that is commonplace and growing, evident in official opposition to various other aspects of the Constitution and the to the rights of a free people.